Georgia Tech picked up its third commitment in the 2014 class from the states of New Jersey and New York today when high touted point guard Imani Tilford verbally committed. Tilford, who plays her scholastic ball with Woodlands High School in White Plains, New York and travel ball with the New Jersey Sparks program, chose the Yellow Jackets over offers from Louisville, Memphis, St. Johns and Providence. This past season the 5-7 point guard averaged 25.3 points and 3.8 assists per game for the Falcons.
Tilford joins previous commitments to the Yellow Jackets, 6-1 power forward Zaire O'Neal from Shabbaz High School, who is ranked No. 29 in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, as well as top 150 prospect 6-4 center Erin Garner from Trenton Catholic High School in New Jersey.
Georgia Tech Head Coach Machelle Joseph enters her 11th season at Georgia Tech and has always hit the recruiting trail hard. But Joseph enters this season with three new assistant coaches Malikah Willis (formerly at West Virginia), Michael Wholey (formerly at Memphis) and Deja Foster (former GT player). The new staff has hit the recruiting scene hard since coming on board in June and are making waves, specifically in the Northeast.
At this point, the 2014 class of O'Neal, Tilford and Garner is shaping up to be a top 25 recruiting class. The Yellow Jackets may not be done just yet with No. 24 ranked Myisha Hines Allen down to four colleges (Ohio State, Louisville, West Virginia, and Georgia Tech) and is scheduled for an official visit in September.